How to apply for the Solar Victoria incentive

Published: 19 March 2021

VIC resident looking into solar incentives? We’ve collated a handy step-by-step guide for Solar Victoria applications.

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In Australia, there are many different solar incentives available to home and business owners to encourage the switch to solar energy. One of the main incentives on offer to Victorian homeowners is through Solar Victoria.

If you’re interested in the Solar Victoria Incentive, there are a few steps involved in the application process, so we’ve stepped it out clearly to make it easy to follow:

Step 1: Select an authorised solar retailer

First, select an authorised solar retailer you want to use (like us!). It is essential that you are using an authorised retailer to be eligible for the Solar Victoria incentives.

Step 2: Obtain a quote 

Once you’ve found an authorised retailer/s you like, go ahead and request a quote and make sure it fits within your budget. Keep in mind that the cost of your solar may be equal or less than your current energy bill! For more information, finance options and to start saving, request a quote from us. 

Step 3: Upload your quote 

From here, upload your quote to the Solar Victoria Portal to start the online eligibility process.  You will receive email notification once the quote is uploaded. 

Important: We recommend you wait to sign any contracts with your authorised retailer until you have incentive approval. 

Step 4: Login to portal 

Use the email from the Solar Victoria Portal to log into your account. From here, select the solar quote as a starting point to confirm your eligibility. 

Once eligibility has been provided, you will receive a unique eligibility number and QR code.

This code must be scanned by your installer to proceed with your installation. We ask that you have this code available on install day so our team can scan the QR code when they are on-site. 

Step 5: Arrange install 

It’s time to arrange your install! Contact us to proceed and book in your installation. 

Step 6: Scan your QR code

On install day, a reminder to have your QR code on hand for the team to scan. This will finalise the incentive process, so to help things run smoothly bring it with you on the day.

Documents required for application:

  1. Quote from authorised solar retailer 
  2. Council rates notice for the installation property 
  3. Proof of identity – 2 forms (e.g. Drivers Licence, Medicare card, passport, birth certificate etc.)
  4. Proof of income – (recent payslips, ATO annual income statement, Centrelink payment summary, Statutory Declaration if you are a self-funded retiree) 
  5. Proof of property ownership – (usually provided by your local council rates notice)

Eligibility:

  1. The combined household taxable income for the installation property must be below $180,000
  2. The property for install must be worth less than $3 million
  3. A quote from an authorised solar retailer must be provided 
  4. You haven’t received a rebate as part of the Solar Homes program already 

Some handy resources:

Read more about Victoria solar incentives via our blog Victoria Solar Incentives & Feed-in Tariffs 2021 

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